Tomorrow is Mother’s Day! So I want to take this time to wish each one a very happy Mother’s Day.
My Mother is no longer with me but with Jesus in Heaven. There are times I really miss her. We argued a lot. She was very out spoken. She came to my defense sometimes too quickly especially when I was correcting my children……saying “don’t talk to my daughter that way”. All in all, I know she did it out of love for me. She was the one who took me to church and taught me about Jesus and His love. My father worked out of town most of the time. Since I was an only child and my mother did not work, she doted on me. She put me first.
In all the things I have learned since she passed in 2002, I now realize she made me an idol. She put me on a pedestal. She had placed me in God’s seat. I see this in many MPAC moms when they allow their children to take first place in their lives. When this happens, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is pushed down or out. We cannot let this happen. Jesus Christ has to be number one in our lives. When we get our relationship right with Him, then we are able to handle whatever comes our way. We know where our strength lies. We know who to go to when the going gets tough. We are able to handle the rebellious child.
As our children grow, we have to instill in them the process of making good decisions. Yes, they need to understand they have choices to make; but they do not have choices for the consequences for those actions. We have to pray and seek God’s guidance and direction for them. Ask God to protect them. Ask God, if necessary, to put them on their knees so they will look up and seek Him. And as Tony Evans says in his book “Victory in Spiritual Warfare” …… “ask God to intervene against Satan so His (God’s) answers to our prayers can come down”.
There is another way to be a Mother besides birth or adoption. You can be a Spiritual Mother. A Spiritual Mother is a special person who takes interest in someone, mentors them and pours Godly principals into them. When I was young, I wanted 8 children. Yes, I said 8. I was an only child so I really wanted a large family. Only God knew I didn’t need 8 but the 2 He gave me. What God has done is give me Spiritual Daughters to mentor and pour into them.
I pray you do not limit yourselves but look for the opportunities from our Lord to advance His Kingdom. So, on this Mother’s Day look to the future with anticipation and expectation as to what Jesus Christ can do in your life when you totally surrender it all and put Him first.
The next MPAC meeting is May 15, 2016. Check the calendar on the website for the time and place for MPAC meetings. MothersPrayingforAdultChildren.org.